After surviving a brutal car wreck, commercial director James Ballard finds himself slowly descending into a fetishistic underworld of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who find metallic collisions a sexual turn-on and a jolting life force they come to crave.
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A JG Ballard (that post-modern provacateur) novel that is almost 'unadaptable'. As an exploration into monomania that escalates towards sexual deviances, it is quite the disturbing literary and (thanks to this Cronenberg adaptation) spectating experience. The core of the novel's dystopia (an allegory of the perversity of capitalism) remains the book's and film's beating heart.
Violent emissions. Just as J.G. Ballard located the inherent eroticism in the bodies of mangled autos, here in his own medium director David Cronenberg tracks the inherent cinematic nature of car crashes. It's debatable whether a film adaptation could ever truly capture the sense of nocturnal dystopia that permeates every page of Ballard's novel, but there's no questioning Cronenberg's fealty to his source material.
Watching a Cronenberg's is like seeing a man that my mum would definitely disapprove. Not the particular type of badass guy, its the one who have that creepy and dangerous aura. But my curiosity is bigger than the rules and I would still see him anyway. Also my biggest curiosity is in the psychology department, so apart from whether I hate it or not this one is pretty interesting.
I thought it was inconceivable that someone could film traffic and make it sexy. This movie is compelling, but takes on the characteristics of a porno movie. Everyone couples with everyone. This is not a moral judgment. It just didn't come across that way in the book. The closest adaptation of the book I've seen in 'Ranxerox in New York'. Warning: only for adults.
living on the limit proves to be a necessity of the human being here being personified by the speed of the car. the robotization of mankind fulfills cronenberg's filmography but onnly here it reaches its full potential.
The cover of the DVD I rented for this had one quote on the cover saying only: "Sex and car crashes." Possibly the most accurate description of a movie ever written! That being said this film is just incredible, with bizarre strange and dirty sex scenes that are just unforgettable and at times disgusting. Cronenberg really knows how to bring it when he wants to! Awesome film.
Crash, è l'amplesso "necrofilo" della Nuova Carne; il suo rivolgimento, che trova nell'asettica meccanicità del corpo-macchina, la decisiva stimolazione alle pulsioni del corpo-carne, e alle sue deformazioni... http://visionesospesa.blogspot.it/2016/03/crash.html
Cronenberg's masterpiece. An ultra-controlled, fetishistic look at a group of selfish, despicable people going to extreme and destructive lengths to feel alive. The cold eroticism and aesthetics are incredible, all the shiny metal and leather against deteriorating bodies and scarred flesh. The performances are equally beautiful, sad and disturbingly empty